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Synth Pop

Synthpop is a type of pop music in which the synthesizer is the dominant instrument or otherwise is highly placed in the mix. In the 80s, it was associated with the new wave scene, particularly with the success of groups such as ABC, Duran Duran, and Erasure. Kraftwerk (from Germany) and Yellow Magic Orchestra (from Japan) are often hailed as the pioneers of the style due to their experimental 70s work. Brian Eno and David Bowie's post-punk and glam rock influenced work also has been often looked back at. Read more on Last.fm.